Quebec Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

October 9, 2009 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Montreal/EST time) On location

What is a Galois Representation?

Colloquium presented by Ravi Ramakrishna

In introductory graduate classes we learn about the Galois correspondance for finite extensions of fields. It is often useful to study infinite Galois groups. It turns out that many of the important arithmetic questions of the last 30 years, such as the Weil Conjectures, Fermat's Last Theorem, Serre's Conjecture and the Sato-Tate Conjecture involve studying representations of these infinite Galois groups. This talk will be a leisurely tour of Galois representations and their applications to a breadth of problems.


UQAM, Pav. Sherbrooke, 200, rue Sherbrooke O., room SH-3420